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Chandler define structure as the design of the organization through which strategy is administered. Source: Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of the Industrial Enterprise, MIT Press, 1962

Structure refers one of the variables of a social system. The structure of a system includes the resources and structures used by the processes to produce the outputs in order to fulfill the system's purpose in its environment. The structure for a business organization is described by the structure aspect and the structure architecture.